Sixteenth Century Counterpoint by Gilbert Trythall

By Gilbert Trythall

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint makes use of a workbook layout to give a entire and sensible creation to complement. The e-book is split into elements. within the first half, every one bankruptcy starts with paired 'Process' and 'Resources' sections. In each one strategy part, scholars are supplied with the definition and rationalization of a counterpoint point (Melody, Voice movement, Dissonant Vertical durations, etc...). The paired assets sections are a dialogue of the musical ideas, principles, and constraints required for every procedure. half is a right away method of loose composition.

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Vieni, o diletta, appresati, schiava non sei nè ancella, qui, dove in dolce fascino io ti chiamai sorella. Piangi? Delle tue lacrime svela il segreto a me. and what a look he gives her! Aida! ) (turning to Aida) Come, dearest friend, come near to me, I no longer call you slave; here with gentle affection I call you my sister. You weep? Tell me the secret behind your tears. Aida: Ohimè! di guerra fremere l’atroce grido io sento. Per l’infelice patria, per me per voi pavento. Aida: Alas! I hear the atrocious shouts of vicious battle.

Radames: (Il dolor che in quel volto favella al mio sguardo la rende più bella; ogni stilla del pianto adorato nel mio petto ravviva l’amor) Radames: (looking at Aida) (The sorrow in her face makes her more beautiful to me. ) Amneris: (Quali sguardi sovr’essa ha rivolti! Di qual fiamma balenano i volti! Ed io sola, avvilita, reietta? ) Amneris: (What glances he makes toward her! ) And I, reviled, rejected? ) Amonasro: Tua pietà, tua clemenze imploriamo...... Amonasro: We implore you, pity, mercy......

Trio: Aida, Radames, and Amneris Pharaoh’s procession arrives. A messenger delivers grave news telling of an invasion into Egypt by the Ethiopians led by their indomitable king, Amonasro. They have devastated and burned crops and, emboldened by their easy victory, are now marching on Thebes. Pharaoh proclaims war, and his people approve with emotional outbursts of “Guerra, guerra”(“War, war”). Pharaoh turns to Radames and announces that their venerated goddess, Isis, has chosen him to command their legions against the Ethiopians.

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